Posted Tue Apr 9, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
JVC's new 50 inch wishes only to be judged on its picture and sound.
JVC is offering a edge-lit LCD that is free of any Smart TV features. Channeling TVs of just a few years ago, the set has three HDMI inputs and a USB port to go along with a list of features that are strictly sound and vision relegated. There is one caveat to that list, the TV's bezel, which is listed as "Ultra slim & narrow."
From Drew Pragliola, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AmTran Video Corp, "Today’s television is, by and large, bifurcated into two distinct classes: the upper end, which boast superior picture quality and enhanced smart streaming connectivity; and the value-oriented end, which lacks both. With the BlackCrystal line, we’re offering consumers a middle alternative—stunning video and audio performance, but without the built-in apps and media streaming that is redundant in many consumers’ AV systems. And with the addition of the BC50R, we’re delivering it all at a new large screen size, with a gorgeous new ultra-slim, narrow-bezel design to boot."
JVC is also stressing that the BC50R does has reasonably good audio output by virtue of the twin 10 watt speakers. Nevertheless, the TV does support an Audio Return Channel.
As refreshingly practical as the JVC' model is with regard to Smart TV features, it seems largely a result of JVC's current production set-up. AmTran not only powers JVC's TV, but they are major player behind the production of Vizio's TVs.
The JVC is BC50R is expected later this month is available for pre-order.
Source: Digital Trends
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